Award-winning husband-wife team talk about Frederick Douglass

Meet the award-winning husband-wife team of Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author of six books) and James E. Ransome (Illustrator on more than 25) as they discuss their collaboration on such works as the picture book biography, Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2-3:30. Their PowerPoint presentation will offer an overview of their works and gives an insight into the process of working together. It will foster a discussion on the creative process in general, followed by a Q & A session.

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass is the inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass finds his way to freedom, one word at a time. Other titles of their books include: Freedom’s School; Light in the Darkness; My Name is Truth; and Whale Trails, Before and Now. Following the Q & A session, the author and illustrator will lead a workshop for kids using cut paper and scissors to draw and cut out geometric shapes to create images and figures on paper.

Registration and $5 fee required for participation in the art workshop. Call 203-259-0346, ext. 18.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and open to the public. It’s good for elementary school age kids.

Plan to make a day of it! Getaway Ideas: View rare and antique books from Pequot Library’s Special Collections, Pages from Pequot: Connections Black Poets and Writers, American Visionaries, 1700s – Present in the Perkin Gallery and Reading Room. Visit a local pizzeria, or grab hot chocolate nearby, bundle up and walk to the beach!

The next in the series is Nicole Tadgell, Illustrator Saturday, March 14, 2-3.

Visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: 203-259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

James E. Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome.

James E. Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome.

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